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Grateful Dead Live at Baltimore Civic Center on 1977-05-26

Set 1

The Music Never Stopped
Mama Tried
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
New Minglewood Blues

Set 2

Samson And Delilah
High Time
Big River
Terrapin Station ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Around And Around

Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Baltimore Civic Center
Location Baltimore, MD

Source SBD>>MR>>DAT>>SHN>>DAW(Bertha)>>CDA/SHN
Transferred by Jay Ashley


Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha, by on 10/30/2002.

The Serafin source was completely reassembled prior to processing. Retracking was done using CDWave after all processing was completed. The wavs were tested for SBEs prior to encoding to SHN.

The fade between d3t03 and d3t04 was done by Serafin or others and was left as-is due to no overlap being provided. This is the reason I do not use fades between discs. All of my disc changes are at track markers to make for seamless rejoining of tracks when transferring to larger media.

Bertha Remasters Page:

From Serafin text file:

LINEAGE: SBD > 2-TRACK RTR @ 7.5 i.p.s. > Marin County Source 24/96 digital multi-track > SSSB


Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - - June 23, 2014
Subject: Primo, Primo Stuff
Jay --

This sounds incredible. Thanks! Definitely allow Bertha to hang around.

The playing is genuinely hot and the band is mixed very close to optimally: You can actually hear Bob and he is really on. If I had been mixing it I would have had Phil just a little bit higher, but this is about as good a mix as you are ever going to find. Hearing the Jerry-Bob-Phil interplay is what throws my switch and you get some fine examples of it in Jack-A-Roe, Bertha, Brown-Eyed Women, Sugaree, to point a couple of songs out.

Reviewer: Klearjet - - December 6, 2012
Subject: The most incredible 2 days of my dead life.
I was lucky enough to attend both the Mosque the night before and this one.
What a blast, who would have know back then that these 2 shows were some the greatest performances the band put on.
Thank You Band for the good times, Thank You Archives for letting me relive these moments and others.

Peace and Happy Holidays to All
Its time to legalize it this is my mantra for 2013.

Reviewer: DMT - - May 26, 2012
Subject: Travis Beam
maybe my favortite May show still on the Archive. "Sugaree" is fantastic and "Terrapin" flavoured 2nd is outstanding!
Reviewer: theunseen - - February 21, 2012
Subject: =O summer 77...
Whoa. Undoubtedly one of the tightest shows from the always tasty summer of 77. If you thought Barton was the peak of that month, behold what these gentlemen unleashed on Baltimore a few weeks later. The Sugaree is a jaw dropper - probably the best one I've heard. Jerry goes for it... to put it lightly. Set closes with a truly firemost Bertha. The whole band was on all cylinders this night; simply a must-hear for any fan of this exceptional period of Dead (frankly, who isn't?). Many thanks to Mr. Ashley for the exceptional mixdown - this special show got the magic touch =]
Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - - December 18, 2010
Subject: totally smokin'
as far as im concerned you can keep Barton Hall ill take this one or the night before in Richmond anyday just a killer Music the Sugaree well im thinking its been covered on this page pretty well but smokin for sure ive always loved the 77 Jack-A-Roe's too. great show in a great month thanks Archives and especially Jay and Bertha
Reviewer: honda135 - - May 27, 2010
Subject: Sugaree
Check out the Sugaree on Dicks picks Vol. 10. Its a winterland show on December 22, 1977 it is the same year and has this same vibe as do many 77 sugarees but the dicks picks vol. 10 version is more intense and jerry has much more raw emotion. The only part I liked more in this version is keith is more in the mix.
Reviewer: geraldusa - - February 19, 2010
Subject: Sugaree
A motherfuckin' classic version of Sugaree. Orgasmic. Best version on the planet. Someone, tell me where I can find one better because I can't wait to listen to it through. And, for those of you that don't find much good in Donna, tune in to the background vocals here. There is no fucking way you will ever convince me that Brent did a better job. She had her good moments and some that were less than good. This is perfection.

In fact, for what it's worth this was really a fine show. If it was a 1976 or 1978 performance many would say it was a standout. A truly outstanding recording.
Reviewer: BIG_R - - January 13, 2010
Subject: 5-26-77
Exellent both in performance and sound quality. Thanks Jay. This band played so many shows I could never rate any particular one as the best but I like this about as well as any of my personel favorites.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - - August 28, 2009
Subject: Hey now!
Don't knock on Sunrise! Donna's songs were great 77-79! From the Heart of Me and Sunrise might not be my favorite, but they are nice to year in the occational show to shake things up. I really like her voice in '77. St. Stephen, Not Fade Away, Estimated Prophet, Terrapin...I couldn't imagine those songs without her! Besides, I would rather listen to her solo songs than the cheesy 80's love ballads that Brent did! OUCH they suck ass! Far from Me, Easy to Love You...I have tried to force myself to listen to his songs the whole way through to see if I'm missing something. I always end up skipping the track a minute into it. His tunes fit in more with White Snake or something!

This show is GREAT! May ' cant go wrong! Tight, full sounding band! FIVE STARS...INCLUDING SUNRISE! haha :)
Reviewer: gagas - - June 16, 2009
Subject: May 77'
Well played tunes thru the whole show. It's nice to hear a 77' show with a twist in the set list. I could do without Sunrise. Donna has really gotten better but that does not mean I want to hear her sing a song by herself. Overall 4 stars with Jack-o-Roe and High Time making the show a keeper
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - February 15, 2009
Subject: Definitely A High Time
despite the band seeming p.o.'ed at a late audience arrival, they hold it intact for a while and then explode in all of its frustration.

to fully appreciate this show back off the low end and elevate the gain.

beautiful hall ambience. remarkable.

brown-eyed, jack-a-roe, passenger,

high times in the ol' town hall

not a barn burner throughout but a keeper no doubt.

amazing remaster of a fanatical recording.

rates a 5 stars merely for overall sound and general enthusiasm.
Reviewer: Daddy D - - July 1, 2008
Subject: Wow
Not a song I'd normally comment on, but the High Time is exquisite!
Reviewer: touchofgrayson - - May 21, 2008
Subject: Grate show!
Love this one, 5 stars fer sher
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